Eduardo Roca «Choco»

Eduardo Roca «Choco»

- Virginia Alberdi Benítez - - Art Critic - Choco, the renowned Cuban artist, shines with his own light. Perhaps not all inhabitants of the Caribbean island know that his name is Eduardo Roca Salazar, but when you say Choco – the familiar name with which he signs his pieces – Cubans understand that you are speaking of a well-known artist. It is not necessary to be familiar with his work in detail or to frequently visit the spaces where he exhibits; in the public domain, beyond the specialized circles, Choco is someone…Read more …
Alicia Leal

Alicia Leal

Catharsis and Authenticity –VIRGINIA ALBERDI –Art Critic A young woman flies along with a rooster whose wings have the colors of fire and the sky. One ignores where it comes from or heads to. The retina only fixes one and the other on the front plane, with a background of very light trees and waves (are they waves or bubbles?) that hardly support the painting’s main characters. Another young woman hides her head in her thorax, accompanied by doves and illuminated by a sun of honey-colored rays, leaving a rain of fine spores…Read more …
THE ART OF THE REVOLUTION

THE ART OF THE REVOLUTION

Flora Fong, Ernesto García Peña & Gilberto Frometa are representatives of the generation of artists who established their professional career as artists and art professors in the 60’s, and as such revolutionized and formed the aesthetics of the new Cuban society. The gallery ArteMorfosis celebrated it's opening year in 2015 with solo exhibitions of these artists because they embody the taste of the Cuban Society. Their work forms part of the collection of contemporary cuban art of the 'Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana', and is displayed in all art fairs in Cuba and -…Read more …
CUBA –USA: autopista en las artes visuales

CUBA –USA: autopista en las artes visuales

Por Virginia Alberdi Benítez La presencia de las artes plásticas cubanas en Estados Unidos en el último medio siglo puede compararse con el tránsito por una autopista, a veces interrumpida por grandes obstáculos, pero nunca cerrada al paso de los vehículos. Indudablemente la nueva etapa de las relaciones entre ambos países, abierta el 17 de diciembre de 2014 con el anuncio del restablecimiento de vínculos diplomáticos y afianzada con la reapertura de embajadas en Washington el 20 de julio de 2015 y La Habana el 14 de agosto de este mismo año, debe…Read more …